Saturday, December 16, 2006

'Tis the Season

For vinerbrods! I made a batch Thursday night and they're all gone already. I brought most of them to one of the courts I work with. We have the weekly docket meetings Friday morning so that seemed like a good time to share them. Plus I was told by my boss that bringing in some type of Christmas goody is a good way to keep all the court people on board with us and the research project. The rest of them Jeremy and I polished off my Friday night.

Here are some pictures from the endeavor:


Rolling and folding...
Final product!

15 comments:

ggranny36 said...

That a way to go Golda. I never met anyone that did not like the vine brods. Keep up the good work. I will make some on Christmas eve. But only for us now. I am making cookies for the neighbors. Now the other girls have to come up with making them. Got to keep the know how going. Love you.

ggranny36 said...

Some how the blog is getting the time wrong. It really is 5:53 AM.

Betsy! said...

Yummmy! I keep thinking I should try make some, the last time I had vinebrods is when Granny made the awesome 'Vinebrod,cookie and nut Christmas package' for all of us - that was @ my wedding, 4 years ago. (I still have the box with our picture on it!)
...You look too skinny in your pic, eat some more!

Melissa said...

Yay! Allie (or maybe it was you, Golda) wanted to make some on Christmas Eve or Christmas morning, so that we'd have them for breakfast. I can't wait! I've been craving them since she first mentioned doing it!

Allie said...

Yum!!! I'm jealous! although I did make red velvet cake yesterday which turned out to be a hit, even though the frosting was not right at all but I'll take the blame for that one. I accidentally mixed it for to long and put in WAY to much vanilla. We were able to doctor it put though to make it thicker. the final ingretents: step one, pour out the liquid that was created, then triple the amount of flour, add lots of powdered sugar and a little bit of cocoa and there is the new frosting.

shadylady said...

Vinerbrods! Food of the gods! Same with red velvet cake and meatloaf and the new happy food I invented this weekend:

Prepare 3 - 4 small boxes of cheesecake instant pudding as directed on package.

Add and mix well: 1 large tub of cool whip and a 16 oz tub of sour cream.

Crumble one plastic pack (about ten whole) graham crackers and sprinkle on top.

Spoon a tub of frozen sliced strawberries or a can of strawberry pie filling if you can find it on top of the graham crackers.

Swirl graham crackers and strawberries into pudding so as to create a marbled effect.

Top with a few more crushed graham crackers. (Serves 15 -20, could be cut in half easily)

One taste and I dubbed this "happpy food"!

ggranny36 said...

It all sounds great. You can make that dessert sometime when you come over. Can't believe Betsy has been married almost four years. We had a great time then.

Melissa said...

Ok, per mom's request...here are my "easiest potluck ideas."

1) Before leaving the house for the potluck grab a medium, nice-looking bowl and a large serving spoon. Go to store and buy frozen berries, or frozen mixed fruit, and cool whip. Mix in car (not while driving). Bring in and set near either desserts or salads, whichever you offered to bring. Everyone loves this and ooohs and awwwws. It's soooo easy!

2) This can easily be made the night before or the day of a potluck. Using one or two (I can't remember which but I've probably done both ways) frozen pie crusts, thaw pie crusts for about 15 minutes. Mix a bag of frozen berries with some cinnamon and sugar (premixed). Put pie crust(if more than one overlap partially) on bottom of cake pan or other large stone with sides. Put berry mixture on top of pie crust and wrap it over, pinching it together like a big pierogi on top and overlapping on sides. Can put butter and more cinnamon on top. Cook 1/2 hour or more until light golden brown. Serve warm, if possible, with cool whip. Another crowd pleaser and very much like a berry pie!

Have fun and enjoy! I might make the berry pie thing tonight for tomorrow's treats at the Provost's office. They'll think it was a lot of work and took forever. Hehe.

Betsy! said...

My easy potluck idea - have sister that was invited for Thanksgiving cut tiny cheese shapes with tiny Thanksgiving cookie cutters that was given to you by another sister. Top tiny cheese shapes on top of crackers! Actually I bring my tiny cheese shapes (of appropriate theme) to many potlucks! Tiny cheese hearts for bridle showers and Valentine’s Day, tiny shamrocks on St.Pat's Day, stars for Christmas, and such! I have even been known to get really crazy and cut summer sausage shapes too!

Melissa said...

Betsy, glad to hear that you're using those cookie cutter! I don't usually use them for cookies either.

shadylady said...

Lucky us in Texas...we can use Texas shaped cookie cutters too!

Charee said...

never heard of them...what color is your hair Golda?

Golda said...

Normal color...

Jefner said...

G, I love that you're being all domestic first of all and second what happened to sharing about your big moments in life - new car, no more Trooper, I feel saddened.

ggranny36 said...

Thanks Betsy, I have those little cutters. I never thought about cutting out cheese or sausage. Only cookies and pie crust. Have to try some of these things.